Child Foot Care Tips

child foot care tipsDuring summer vacation kids have fun playing at any of our countless parks, or swimming and splashing at the 17 outdoor pools in Dallas. Of course, some things should definitely not be reserved solely for summer, like child foot care. Sure, we want your children to have healthy feet to enjoy the time off from school, but we want the same for them all year long!

To help with this, we’ve compiled four top tips to care for children’s feet:

  • Provide the right footwear. If your child participates in a sport, make sure he or she has the right shoes for the activity (basketball shoes for basketball, etc.). Beyond this, make sure they fit correctly. Tight shoes crowd the toes together in front and lead to an array of issues. Loose footwear, on the other hand, can allow feet to slide around inside and increase the risk of blisters, corns, and calluses. Not sure what constitutes an ideal fit? Contact us and we can help!
  • Help them stretch their lower limbs. Stretching their feet and lower calf muscles will help kids avoid potential injuries. You can spend some quality time together by doing the stretches with them. Our professionals can recommend the best stretches to reduce injury risk for your whole family.
  • Trim their toenails correctly. Too often, improper nail trimming leads to ingrown toenails, which can be painful. The main problem is toenails that are trimmed too short or are rounded off. Toenails should be clipped straight across and kept roughly even with the edge of the toes.
  • Have them rest. Being active is important for young bodies, especially in this world of on-demand entertainment and video games. Kids need to be out playing and getting exercise, but year-round participation in a sport or too much activity can actually increase injury risk in the lower limbs. Have your child do a variety of sports and other activities for the best overall wellness and fitness, but they should take breaks from activity as well.

These tips are essential for healthy feet that keep your children happy and active. When professional child foot care services are needed, do not hesitate to contact Dallas Podiatry Works. We will provide the care your child needs, so give us a call at 972.853.7100 or schedule an appointment online for either our Plano or Dallas, TX offices.

The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.

Derrick W.

The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.

Joseph B.

I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.

Jeannette H.

Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.

Meryl E.

I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.

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Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.

Elizabeth G.

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